Auburn gets back in win column, stops San Jose State
It was just what the Auburn Tigers needed.. a game that put them back in the win column.
"I think we took a step in the right direction and we got the W so that’s all that really matters," said defensive back Blake Countess.
On Saturday, the Tigers defeated San Jose State 35-21. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and got them back to a winning record.
"To have this win, it’s really uplifting," said linebacker Kris Frost. "It just propels us forward going right into the bye week."
Both sides of the ball did some good things in the win.. but one major player and lesson made headlines. "Give the ball to Peyton Barber and he’ll find the end zone". The running back scored all five of Auburn’s touchdowns– the most rushing scores by an Auburn player since 2003.
"As the game goes on, I feel like I continue to get stronger," said Barber.
Coach Gus Malzahn added, "He showed some great toughness, he’s ran the ball extremely well and hard, and he’s really been the leader of our offense."
Barber was able to score so many times because of the effort by the Tiger defense, forcing four turnovers on the day.
"When you get four turnovers, no matter how many yards you give up, you got a good chance of winning," said Malzahn.
Frost added, "Doing everything we can and grind to the end to finish drives, I feel like that’s what is really important for us is finishing those drives and getting those turnovers were extremely key for us."
Auburn will have a week off before an SEC game at Kentucky on October 15th.